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02/19/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Battle of Iwo Jima
Plus 74 Years

“The battle of Iwo (Jima) Island has been won. The United States Marines, by their individual and collective courage, have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate
defeat.... Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island,
uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

- Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz,
17 March 1945

The first (10:00 AM) flag raising atop Mount Suribachi, February 23, 1945. Hank Hansen (without helmet), Boots Thomas (seated), John Bradley (behind Thomas) Phil Ward (hand visible grasping pole), Jim Michaels (with carbine) and Chuck Lindberg (behind Michaels). Photo by Lou Lowery This is the original uncropped photograph by Joe Rosenthal. There are six Flag Raisers shown. FRONT: Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block; BACK: Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme, which we try to observe each year, is brought to us by
   Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN, whose father,   Syd Dearing (Hampton HS - '36) (30 Dec 1918 - 16 Feb 2002), was a participant.

   Thanks again, Sydney!



   Happy Birthday today to   Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND Sandra Smith Overby ('63) AND   Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND    Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Bobby Callis ('64) of WV!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 - Ronald Bass ('57)
AND Janice Clark Palmer ('63) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA;

24 - Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND  Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;

25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965,   Joe Wingo of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


February 19, 1819
- British explorer William Smith discovered the South Shetland Islands and claims them in the name of King George III.


February 19, 1942 - Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attacked the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people.

February 19, 1942 - United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese Americans to internment camps.

February 19, 1943 - The Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia began.

February 19, 1945 - The Battle of Iwo Jima: About 30,000 United States Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima.


February 19, 1968 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Burton C. Bell was born Burton Christopher Bell in Houston, Texas.

February 19, 1969 - Businesswoman and politician Helena Guergis was born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

February 19, 1969 - Actress Madge Blake (b. Madge Cummings on 31 May 1899 in Kinsley, Edwards County, Kansas) died in Pasadena, California at the age of 69 following a heart attack.

“Do not look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.”

- Henry Ward Beecher
(24 June 1813 - 08 Mar 1887)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/19/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

From Eleanor's Granddaughter, Ashley, of Northern VA - 02/18/19:

   Thanks, Ashley! I myself, the eternal optimist, never lost faith in this plan, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary!

From My Friend, Charlene, of NC - 02/18/18:

   Thanks, Charlene!

“True, I've been a long time making up my mind, but now I'm giving you a definite answer. I won't say yes, and I won't say no -- but I'm giving you a definite maybe.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/25/19 - "A little clean humor (#19 in a Series of 20)":

    Thanks, Billy!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):

How to Add a Zipper to Your Crochet Projects

Magic Rainbow Baby Blanket - "Lion Brand Modern Baby yarn is the bright bold star of the show here. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s a DK weight acrylic/nylon blend made with “chainette” construction. This means that the yarn itself seems to be “woven” rather than twisted – and doesn’t split while you crochet it! And it’s super soft, and bright, and I just love it. It comes in 12 colors, and I used every one of them except the black."

Roseanna Beck's Delicious Fruit and Creme Throw - "The bright colors in this Delicious Fruit and Creme Throw make it great for kids and adults alike. This is an easy crochet afghan pattern for those who are new to crochet and is a great project to work on during those cold winter weekends. The great thing about colorful afghans like this one is that they can tie bold colors together for a great statement piece that would compliment any living room or bedroom."

BONUS KNIT PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):

Ann Regis' Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf - "The pretty Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf from Red Heart Yarn is perfect for showing your support in October or anytime! The knitted cable scarf is reversible, with a unique cable pattern on both sides. Create one or a dozen and donate them to your local hospital."

BONUS RECIPE (Sorry; not theme-related):

Mr. Food's
Border Biscuit Bake - "Our southwestern-style Border Biscuit Bake is so easy to throw together, and these melt-in-your-mouth zesty wedges will surely turn any meal in to a fiesta, as a side dish or even instead of traditional rolls!"


From - 02/18/19:

When I am told, "You'll regret that in the morning", I don't let it bother me.

Being a problem solver, I just sleep in till noon.


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol






Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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The United States Marine Corps Hymn

Words: L. Z. Phillips (?) (1919)
Music: Jacques Offenbach from Genevieve de Brabant (1868)

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom 
And to keep our honor clean; 
We are proud to claim the title 
of United States Marine. 

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes; 
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines. 

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve 
In many a strife we've fought for life 
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes; 
They will find the streets are guarded 
By United States Marines. 

"Marine Corps Hymn" midi courtesy of - 06/21/03

"Marine Corps Hymn" lyrics courtesy of - 06/21/03

Images of Flag Raisings on Iwo Jima courtesy of - 02/19/08

See also:

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Divider Line clip art courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - um, a long time ago........
Thanks, Joe!

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of  - 05/23/16

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